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Support this campaign to challenge the narratives around parenting and addiction

TweetThe reproductive justice organization Young Women United, which recently helped defeat the 20-week abortion ban proposed in Albuquerque, is launching a new public education campaign around pregnancy and addiction. They’ve launched an Indiegogo campaign to fundraise for a short documentary video to “shift the ways we understand substance use and addiction in our communities.” Women who are substance using and pregnant at [...]
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India criminalizes gay sex, again

Tweet  In a shocking decision, India’s supreme court overturned a ruling from a lower court that decriminalized “homosexual acts.” This ruling reenacts sodomy laws that make it a crime for consenting adults to engage in ”intercourse against the order of nature.” My interpretation of this is: no sex that doesn’t involve vaginal penetration with a penis. [...]
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Do you know the laws that cover street harassment in your state?

TweetIf not, Stop Street Harassment has you covered. Yesterday, they released the Know Your Rights: Street Harassment and the Law toolkit, which details the laws in each state that address different forms of street harassment–from obscene comments to up-skirt photos to groping–and provides information on how to report these crimes. On the website, you can skip directly to each [...]
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Michigan laws will block unemployment benefits for failed drug test

TweetOver at theGrio.com, I reported today that Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has just signed into law a new package of laws that allow business to report failed drug tests that job seekers submit as part of the interview process. Job seekers who fail or refuse mandatory drug tests will have their unemployment benefits blocked.  Tweet
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“I didn’t know unborn children had lawyers.” Federal lawsuit challenges fetal protection laws

TweetThis month, National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) filed the first federal lawsuit challenging fetal protection laws that criminalize pregnant folks who, because of addiction or other reasons, expose their fetuses to drugs. The suit is on behalf of Alicia Beltran, a Wisconsin woman taken into custody for supposedly endangering her fetus when she refused [...]
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